What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | December 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

'Downton Abbey' (PBS)

Wednesday January 1:

Dance Moms‘ (9pm on Lifetime) **Season Premiere** Record Now

New Year… New Team? What Abby Lee Miller says, goes and when she says, “everyone is replaceable,” she means it. For the fourth season of Lifetime’s hit docuseries Dance Moms, Abby will take to the road with a national scouting tour in search for the country’s most elite young dancers. With the threat of new dancers coming into the company, the dance moms will stop at nothing to make sure their girls have a place to shine on stage, even if it means going up against Abby.

Kim of Queens‘ (10pm on Lifetime) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Kim of Queens’ sassy star Kim Gravel, one of the country’s most successful and outspoken pageant coaches, is on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women in the all-new Lifetime docuseries Kim of Queens.

Thursday January 2:

Community‘ (8pm ET on NBC) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Jeff returns to Greendale when his former law partner Alan Connor (guest star Rob Corddry, “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″) recruits him to gather evidence for a lawsuit he is pursuing. Dean Pelton is thrilled to see Jeff back at Greendale. Thinking he is there to help save the school, he quickly calls the study group back together – surprising Jeff with a reunion.

The Taste‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Back in its second season, and also with a brand new, two hour format, “The Taste” is open to everyone – from home cooks to professional chefs – in an effort to find some of America’s most naturally gifted cooks. 16 culinary hopefuls will ultimately win the chance to show off their skills in “The Taste” kitchen where one blind spoonful of food can determine whether a competitor stays or goes home.

The Assets‘ (10pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘The Assets’ is an eight-part mini-series based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker, “Broadchurch”). The year 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter, “Babel”) vowed to find the mole who would turn out to be the most notorious and dangerous traitor inside the CIA, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys, “The Borgias”). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovered the truth. “The Assets” will look inside the true, personal stories of the conclusion of the Cold War as told by the keepers of the nation’s secrets: the CIA.

Friday January 3:

Grimm‘ (9pm ET on NBC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Nick and Hank investigate a Wesen “healer” whose ability holds risks that far outweigh its rewards. Meanwhile, Juliette takes in a friend when domestic issues escalate and Hank makes a move on his physical therapist Zuri (guest star Sharon Leal). Elsewhere, Captain Renard finally tracks down Adalind and has a stern warning for her.

Dracula‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

Intoxicated by his newfound invulnerability to the daylight, Grayson dares to deny his curse and regain his humanity. Renfield is dispatched to Budapest to acquire a mysterious and long sought after relic on his employer’s behalf. Harker discovers Grayson manipulated him into slandering General Shaw and strategizes on how to seek his revenge – eventually aiding The Order of The Dragon in compromising Grayson’s demonstration of his technology.

Sunday January 5:

Blood, Sweat & Heels‘ (9pm on Bravo) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ steps up Bravo’s style and sass with a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. The women featured on the show include former “video vixen” turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas and style and pop culture journalist Geneva S. Thomas.

Downton Abbey‘ (9pm on PBS) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Season 4 of this smash hit opens six months after Matthew’s death with Mary and Isobel in deep depressions. Elsewhere, O’Brien causes a crisis, Violet tries to help Molesley gain employment and Thomas takes a dislike to the nanny.

The Good Wife‘ (9pm ET on CBS) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Alicia represents a band suing a TV show for copyright infringement, but the case becomes psychological warfare when Will joins the opposing council and uses his knowledge of Alicia’s strengths and weaknesses against her.